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Proto-Altaic: *č`ā́jV ( ~ -ē-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: sand, sandbar
Russian meaning: песок
Turkic: *čāj
Mongolian: *čeɣel
Comments: A Turk.-Mong. isogloss. Not quite reliable because of scarce attestation in Turkic (the form may actually have an Iranian origin).

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